Strange things happen the third week in April each year. You may walk into a soft play and find piles of fluffy nappies stacked on the table, be invited to a friend’s house for coffee and find she is waxing lyrical about her “stash” of cloth nappies and how much money they have saved her/how cute they are/ how green, or even, you may hear about an international record breaking attempt for the most cloth nappies changed at the same time. What am I talking about? Why, Real Nappy Week of course!
Real Nappy Week is the cloth-bottomed baby of Go Real – the campaign for real nappies and this year will run from 15th – 21st April. The them is Real Nappies – Real Change, and different events will be happening around the country to allow people to find out more about cloth nappies and celebrate everything about them.
This is what Go Real have to say about the theme:
“Change is good….. Evolution is normal isn’t it?! By telling someone you know about Real Nappies, it might change their life and they in turn might change someone else’s life, like a butterfly affect. Let’s spread the word in an effort to make Real Nappies the ‘norm’ for future generations.
Really Changing Lives
Think – Baby and Parental Benefits. Comfortable, dry, cushioned bottoms make a happy baby. Early potty training and overall cost savings make a happy parent! And don’t they look great too!?
Really Changing Landfill
Think – Environmental benefits and reducing the amount of waste going into Landfill – Think ‘Waste Minimisation’ not just recycling.
Really Changing Futures
Think – Changing a habit of a generation and start the evolution. By raising awareness of Real Nappies amongst future generations of parents – through information, fashion and fun – we might make evolution happen!”
Real Nappy Week events locally include:
Nappuccino at Serendipity Tea and Trinkets in Sunderland on 15th April at 10am
Nappuccino at Berwick Surestart on 15th April at 1.30pm
Nappuccino at Runamokka in Whitley Bay on 16th April at 10am
Nappy chat at Baby Buddies at Alnwick Surestart on 16th April at 1pm
Nappuccino at Play station in Gosforth on 17th April at 1pm
Nappuccino at Rothbury Baby Clinic, Rothbury Community Hospital 17th April 1.30-3.30pm
Nappy chat at Rothbury ‘Mums Meet UP’ , Rothbury Community Hospital 18th April 9.30am
Stall at Mummy and Me Festival at Gateshead Library on 19th April 11-3pm
Nappy chat at Hexham NCT Bumps & Babies, Corbridge Friday 19th April 1-3pm
All welcome at these events whether you are new to cloth, a clothie aficionado or just cloth curious. We’d love to see you, so do come!
More information about Real Nappy Week and how you can get involved can be found at Go Real